Accession Number : ADP004845

Title :   Blast Pressure Measurements for the Full-Scale Gravel Gertie Test,

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s) : Esparza,E. D. ; Baker,W. E.

Report Date : AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The blast and gas pressure data obtained in the full-scale Gravel Gertie test conducted in 1982 have been used by architecture-engineer firms, in conjunction with other data from model experiments, to define the design loads for the new generation of Gravel Gertie and other blast containment facilities.

Descriptors :   *BLAST, *TUNNELS, CONTAINMENT(GENERAL), EXPLOSIONS, PRESSURE MEASUREMENT, OVERPRESSURE, ATTENUATION, MODEL TESTS, PIEZOELECTRIC TRANSDUCERS, STRUCTURES, BURIED OBJECTS, REINFORCED CONCRETE, STEEL, GASES, INTERNAL PRESSURE, ROOFS, GRAVEL, BAYS(STRUCTURAL UNITS), BLAST LOADS, NEVADA, TEST FACILITIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE